With the advances and innovations in the medical industry , the need for microbiological clean environments has been ever-increasing. Room disinfection and clean environments go hand-in-hand, and many microbiology sensitive industries rely solely on their clean rooms for production, research and development. With strict government regulations, customer liabilities and heavy competition a plant must have a quality disinfection process to continue innovating and producing.
The main reason was to eliminate formaldehyde and to have a faster process. Formaldye takes much longer to return to service because it is a hazardous chemical. The Midwest pharmaceutical plant was searching for a system that would increase automation, improve efficacy and achieve higher levels of reliability compared to their other systems, and decided to try critical area fogging—selecting the Minncare Dry Fog System. One DF system is capable of disinfecting rooms up to 35,000 cubic feet. With droplet sizes of only 7.5 microns, dry fogging droplets bounce off solid surfaces, eliminating excess condensation, the possibility of corrosion, and surface wetting, providing a cleaner, more thorough disinfection process than other fogging methods and manual spray-and-wipe.
The plant had already used two other disinfection procedures, H202 (hydrogen peroxide) and formaldehyde, but the methods left them unsatisfied. To see if the Minncare Dry Fog System was right for them, the plant conducted tests in the staging area for large parts and equipment about to be brought into the clean room, and also the active pharmaceutical ingredient production area, an area requiring exhaustive and thorough disinfection, which previously required the plant to be evacuated for days. The plant found the Dry Fog process to be effective in these test areas and recommended moving forward with the use of the system throughout their cleanroom facilities. Read the full report below.